How to request a new project on patchwork

Patchwork is a tool to help track patches sent to a mailing list, to make sure they are not lost in the traffic or otherwise overlooked.

To get a new project added to patchwork, please send an email request to with the following info:

  • The website with the details about the mailing list (e.g. mailman listinfo page)
  • The username of the person (or persons) who will be the project admin in patchwork. If you don’t have a username yet, please create one on
  • Patchwork-bot integration details, if desired (see below)

Adding patchwork-bot integration

If you have your git tree on, you can send a request to to request patchwork-bot integration. Please provide all of the following info as part of your request:

Auto-superseding series and archiving old patches

The bot can do some basic housekeeping chores, such as automatically marking patches belonging to older versions of the series as “superseded.” E.g. if a contributor sends [PATCH NN/30] Do foo to bar, and then after that a new revision [PATCH v2 NN/30] Do foo to bar, the bot can automatically mark the 30 patches belonging to the v1 of the series as “superseded”. In order to work, the following conditions must be met:

  • It must be submitted by the same person
  • It must have the exact same series name (first patch or cover letter subject wording)
  • It must be within the cutoff period of days specified. In other word, if the cutoff is 90 days and the new series comes in 4 months later, there will be no match

Similarly, the bot can archive patches older than a certain period of time if they are still in the “New” state.

Notifying submitters

If you choose to notify submitters, it would send them a summary email per each series that was marked as accepted, for example:

Subject: Re: [PATCH v3,00/03] Apply foo to bar
To: Submitter Name <>


This series was applied to shuah/linux-kselftest (refs/heads/fixes).

On Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:09:48 +0100 you wrote:
> The foo is not applied to bar, but it should be.
> Signed-off-by: Awesome Contributor <>

Here is a summary with links:
  - [1/3] Apply foo to bar[...]
  - [2/3] Apply foo to bar with more conviction[...]
  - [3/3] Apply foo to bar for real this time[...]

You are awesome, thank you!

Deet-doot-dot, I am a bot.

This way, if you are applying a series of 50 patches from the same person, the submitter will only receive a single notification email.